Add remote backup destination Google Drive

benny@cpanel.net shared this idea 1 year ago
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As a system administrator I would like the ability to automatically send my server and account backups to Google Drive.

To ensure clarity, adding this link: https://www.google.com/drive/

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Google Drive is the best storage solution, compared to OneDrive or Dropbox.

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GoogleDrive is the best backup and file sharing solution I have experienced.

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Google Drive is an odd place for a system administrator to store backups. It's a consumer product similar to Dropbox for file sharing and syncing. It would make more sense to be integrated with the user facing interface.

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I must disagree, Google advertises that Drive can also be used in the business environment and with their product Drive being apart of Apps for Work bundle; that adds some extra protections to drive security not offered in the consumer version. It all boils down to company policy allowing to offload server data into Google's realm. However there are individuals, consultants, and smaller companies where there maybe only a few people managing a server that drive offering 15GB for free is pretty tempting to be used as a backup and disaster recovery solution.

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We run Google Apps for Works ad it has revolutionized our company's team integration through cloud archive storage. Besides being extremely reliable, much ahead of Dropbox and OnDrive, for instance, security is a must. We and some partners are implementing a shared Google Apps account for safely exchanging files for a joint venture project without allowing employees to download certain files, only viewing them via web browser.

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Surely Google Cloud Storage is more appropriate for this kind of use case (server backups)? 15 GB, while free with Google Drive, will only cost you $0.15 per month with Google Cloud Storage ;-)

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Google Drive is also a storage solution for several Google Apps for Works and Google Apps for Education.

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I find is strange for a product such as CPanel that they stilll not offer back-up to Dropbox/Google drive out of the box... It's not like we do not pay enough...

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Hi there, and welcome to the cPanel Feature Request community! In this specific case it's less about the difficulty of the request, and more about what we'd be willing to give up to have this instead. This one is definitely on our radar still, but we're currently focused on other requests. You can always see what we're working on in the Development Updates on the cPanel blog. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me directly!

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Isn't it more strange that no kind of encryption is available around the backupfiles?

More and more backup destinations are requestes as feature. DropBox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive etc.

If you look at the TOS of these services they often reserve the right to check the content of files in the vault for advertising or prevention of crime.

https://features.cpanel.net/topic/backups-encryption-of-backups-symmetric-and-asymmetric

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Just checking in and wonder whats the status of this here?

Are 70 likes enough to get the developers looking into an implementation for Google Drive as an alternative backup storage.

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This isn't yet on the roadmap, but it's certainly in the back of our minds. The number of votes that a request has don't directly equate to attention from the devs, unfortunately, so I can't give you a threshold that needs to be reached here. Just know that it's still something we're considering, but that it's not being added to a version yet.

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PLease consider there are many small companies which would benefit from this. It would be great for us, as software providers and system admins, to be able to store client's backups directly in their own google account, The fact that it isn't super neat or "adequate for business" doesn't mean it's not super useful.

Cheers.

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Consider, Benny, there were other votes on previous requests, you have “redirected” to here. I thought it was a strategy for strengthening the discussion, but it now seems quite on the contrary: you definitely took Google Drive out of “CPanel's roadmap” after this “request thread clean up”.

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I can definitely see how it feels like that, but that implies a motive that didn't exist. Our goal was, as I said, to determine which of the grouped feature requests were actually being voted on. The request that I split up included Dropbox, Google Drive, and Google Cloud Storage. Doing so, and asking people to vote, gave us a better idea of which one to spend time on when we eventually had time to spend.

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Just a side note, this is already some what possible with some pre-planning.

You must install the Google Drive Sync Application and then trick it to point at the same directory as your cPanel backups.

These two links should help you get started, until cPanel decides if they are going to add this support.

https://github.com/kimduho/linux/wiki/CentOS-7-Google-Drive-mount

http://thoaimedia.com/how-to-map-google-drive-on-centos/

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That's the workaround I believe most people use. By the way, try Insync (Windows, Mac or Linux) instead of regular Google Drive Sync and your experience will even be better.

What we're looking for is for a direct connection solution CPanel-GoogleDrive, so we'd be able to easily backup AND restore, without downloading-uploading-downloading-uploanding rounds.

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This is one of the most important features I can think of. I'm backing up to a storage server and to Amazon S3 and I really can't afford to keep both. I have a huge google drive as well as a huge onedrive, I'd like to be able to use them for storing backups automatically.

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Need an update on this please - surely this is something very easy to implement.

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Hey everyone! After some ground work was done in version 64 in the backup system, one of our teams has decided to take on providing this solution in the 66 cycle. We anticipate version 66 to be released sometime around the end of June or beginning of July. Once we get closer and have a testable version out I'll be back to update everyone!

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I'm back, everyone, and with good news! As part of the work that one of our feature teams is doing for version 66, they have built and added Google Drive as a remote backup destination.

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This feature is currently available in the EDGE tier and we highly encourage upgrading in order to test this feature and provide feedback! However, please note that if you update to version 65 (the development build of version 66) you won't be able to downgrade to version 64 again and will be stuck on the development build (that DOES have bugs and may not work as intended). If you're interested in testing this feature in version 66 before it hits production, or if you have any questions, let me know!

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This remote destination is now public, and available in the CURRENT tier! Get a quick overview of all the improvements on the version 66 Release Site. If you have questions, feel free to join me for the next few hours in this public hipchat room:

https://www.hipchat.com/gQ7xUUD7i

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